The Kevin Hart controversy has now reached levels of polling (see Kevin Hart Refuses to Apologize for Old Tweets. Apologizes an Hour Later. and Nick Cannon Exposes Hollywood’s Hypocrisy on Kevin Hart). We, as a nation, are polling a comedian’s old tweets. Think about for just a second. Think about it any longer than a second and your thoughts may wander to darker ideas. Like does sipping Drano burn the throat? Back to the poll, the results of which might trigger some already easily triggered social justice warriors. America is closely divided. When haven’t we been? But now we have to ask ourselves how divided we are about a comedian’s non-apology video on Instagram. Good work, America.
However, the comedian’s video posts to his 66 million-plus Instagram followers about why he didn’t revisit his old tweets were viewed more favorably than unfavorably…
Yeah, 44% viewed the video favorably. Only 10% didn’t. That’s more significant than just “more favorably than unfavorably.” There is a 34 point gap of people who like the comedian refusing to and explaining his refusal to apologize. The lesson here: don’t apologize to appease leftists.
Hollywood Reporter omitted this from its summary.
Thinking about old social media posts from celebrities that resurface and appear out-of-character or offensive, how would your opinion change of that person if the post was: 10+ years old
The damning results:
- 52% say no change.
- 41% say no change if tweets were five years old.
- 56% say an old social media post does not represent the person who posted it and has no influence on my opinion of someone.
As with most of the questions, anywhere from a third to half of the people polled just simply don’t care about the issue at all. Turns out, despite all this social media blundering, people still have lives which matter to them. Maybe people from Hollywood Reporter and other online rags should turn off their phones and step outside.
The lesson here: while leftists and the media (I repeat myself) act like these controversies are totes important, most of America doesn’t care. The country as a whole understands jokes are jokes, opinions change over time, and don’t look to condemn someone for saying “the wrong thing.”
Now let’s see a poll about the Heisman trophy winner vs the reporter who dug up tweets from when the kid was 15-years-old.